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BTEC Health & Social Care Level 3 at Darrick Wood School

Course description

This is an applied and vocational course. It is designed to support both progression to Higher Education and entry into working in the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification develops skills, knowledge and understanding within contexts that are directly relevant to health and social care settings.

Course content

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A level)

Year 1

Unit 1 - Human Lifespan Development (external, mandatory)

Unit 12 - Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs (internal, optional)

Year 2

Unit 2 - Working in Health and Social Care (external, mandatory)

Unit 5 - Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs (internal, mandatory)

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics


One external unit and one internal unit will be completed in each year. The external units are assessed by examination. The internal unit is assessed by a series of assignments that are set and marked by teachers. Examinations will require the recall of knowledge and application to the subject area. The coursework will require students to carry out independent study and research. Students will be expected to make reasoned judgments and present conclusions.

Future opportunities

Nurse, Teacher, Midwife, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Dental Nurse, Psychologist, social worker, nursery nurse.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darrick Wood School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • By Road: From M25 Junction 4, take A21 towards Bromley. After approximately 4 miles turn right onto A232 Crofton Road . Continue for ½ mile and turn right into Mada Road. Turn right again at the end of the road and then immediately left.

      By Rail: Orpington Railway Station is approximately 7 minutes by taxi.

      Car Parking: Visitor car parking is available.